The following sets out the policy in terms of which Telkom SA SOC Limited t/a Openserve ("Openserve") will evaluate requests made by parties ("peering applicants") seeking to exchange internet protocol ("IP") traffic with Openserve on a settlement-free or shared-cost basis within the borders of South Africa.
This policy applies to all requests for settlement-free or shared cost peering with Openserve, either via dedicated peering connections ("private peering") or via an internet exchange peering point ("public peering"). Notwithstanding the aforesaid, the decision to peer with any other entity is in Openserve's sole discretion and nothing within this policy is to be construed as creating the impression that Openserve will be obliged or prepared to peer with any applicant for peering, regardless of whether or not such applicant meets Openserve's criteria for peering in terms of this Peering Policy.
Openserve's Internet presence is represented by the Autonomous System ("AS") number 5713 and this Peering Policy applies to all requests for peering with AS5713.
NOTE: This policy replaces all previous Telkom wholesale or Openserve peering policies. This policy is effective as of 1st July 2016.
All questions/enquiries about peering with Openserve can be sent to an Openserve Account Manager or email@example.com.